Officials searching for CIA, FBI badge counterfeiter


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Officials are searching for a man they say made and distributed counterfeit badges for the CIA, FBI and Homeland Security Investigations.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities say 34-year-old Roberto Craciunica was indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia in October on several charges related to making and distributing counterfeit badges.

They say the Romanian man is thought to be living in Germany. Interpol has also issued a notice for Craciunica’s arrest.

Officials say Craciunica’s company, Master Equipment, sold the badges online and shipped them from Germany to buyers in the U.S.

Authorities say the badges were used by several people in the U.S., including a man who attempted to impersonate a CIA officer to get into the secure area of Reagan National Airport in January 2014.